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Young-adult Oklahoman helps children in Georgia

By Holly McCray, Special Contributor… Her mother recognized Jerrica Becker’s big heart for children when her daughter was a little child. Now a young-adult missionary, Jerrica uses her gift to help neglected children in Cedartown, Ga. Connie Becker recalled shopping trips when Jerrica was small. The child sought out and engaged other children while their […]

Oklahoma group attends Bethlehem conference

By Holly McCray, Special Contributor… “It’s complicated.” That one phrase dominated in separate interviews with six Oklahoma United Methodists who attended “Christ at the Checkpoint,” a justice and reconciliation conference in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Joining Bishop Robert Hayes for the weeklong forum in March were laywoman Kelly Junk and four clergy, the […]